Top Ten Worst Ways to Get Followers on TheTopTens

DapperPickle
We all want followers, we really do.Sometimes, though, we`ll use stupid ways and techniques to gain loyal and trustworthy fans.We`ll have a look at them today.

The Top Ten

1 The "Follow Me I'll Follow You Tactic"

This tactic annoys me, stat padders use it all the time, which is annoying because they're really doing nothing to earn those followers - of course excluding outlaws. MSS used this and now he is the fifth most followed user on the site, even though half those followers are accounts that lasted a week. Now with the option to quick view accounts it has become an even easier process. - DapperPickle

Admittedly, I did used to go with this tactic of following another person to get them to follow me back either by following them or starting a conversation with them to get them to follow me in exchange. However, nowadays, while I do have a lot of followers thanks to that tactic, I mostly only try to rely on my own content nowadays to gain followers rather than following people left and right. That, and it's more fun to make content to gain followers instead of search every knick and knack for them. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

I actually do follow back anyone who follows me but this tactic's kinda dumb anyways - Neonco31

Now silent approach is more acceptable without a reply, or even creating a message just a fond respect for one another. - htoutlaws2012

2 Constantly Messaging Users Your Content

I would say yes and no for this item. On the yes side, if you do this in moderation, you can help users get to know your content better and see if it appeals to them. Especially if you make a list that one user may be interested in. However, on the no side, if you simply spam this in desperation without regarding the user's interests, chances are they won't like it. I remember I did this one time in my early days with PositronWildhawk and it did not go so well... Thankfully, I'm not like that nowadays. These days, I only message my content to users I feel it appeals to the most rather than every single user left and right. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

When I tend to nag the community its just for all fair play if you get what I mean... I wouldn't say you need to see this inset blog series episode number. This can be done if the user has a strong interest in the users comment without even being informed of it. - htoutlaws2012

That is quite bad, shoving your content down others' throats. I did it once or twice, mainly because I had a doubt, and nothing else - styLIShT

They think it's networking, or making people aware of their existence. It's actually just confirmation that you should change your settings to only accept PMs from people you follow. - BlarchBlaces

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3 Trolling

If you're a good, funny troll this is effective - but you're not really gaining real fans, are you? You're just going to be labeled as a funny troll and not much else. - DapperPickle

Whether or not the trolling annoys people or not, it's still low quality content at the end of the day. - IronSabbathPriest

This isn't 2015 anymore, guys. Most trolls nowadays are tryhards who do the usual "liking bad things and disliking good things" tactic just to get on people's nerves. Besides, TheTopTens isn't about trolling. It's about making top 10 lists. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Majority of them end up not lasting long afterwards. - htoutlaws2012

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4 Starting Controversies

This can ruined the users's reputation if done the wrong way. There are a few exception who have over succeeded that label. - htoutlaws2012

Going against users will make you lose respect - but in some ways it can earn you some sweet follower points.I obviously wouldn't recommend this since it is almost never effective. - DapperPickle

5 Spamming Uninspiring Lists

Pretty much clone lists, and new users take a look at okay. - htoutlaws2012

Be sure to copy/paste from wikipedia into your comment so it'll look professional and get a nice HQ rating. - DapperPickle

Sometimes, I try too hard not to do that and alter the wiki version quite seriously - styLIShT

6 Flooding the Band Page

Not sure how this is possible honestly. - htoutlaws2012

You may not know this, Admin, but the BAND is probably the biggest place for Toptenners other than TTT itself, there are a handful of users still posting and usually a new user will become popular if they join the BAND and contribute...but as long as they don't spam stupid articles. - DapperPickle

What is the "BAND" anyways? - SpectralOwl

It's a site where you have no rules basically, (unless you want to behave immaturely) and talk whatever you want to. I hate promoting sites like this, but give it a shot. - htoutlaws2012

7 Commenting on Everything

You don't necessarily need to comment on every item... such as repetitive selections. - htoutlaws2012

8 Joining the Bandwagon

In other words the person who begs for the likelihood atmosphere I take it of something happening of the current timeline. - htoutlaws2012

Trust me, it doesn't give you any points at all, as everybody else is doing the same thing. - DapperPickle

Oh, Puga and Therandom hate admin! I must too to get them to like me! - IronSabbathPriest

9 Be Extremely Nice

Its best to be neutral, and cautions of who you end up following... I have seen some very screwed accounts over the years it ain't pleasant. - htoutlaws2012

10 Bullying them into it

I haven't experienced this, but this sounds awful. - TheFourthWorld

Yeah that's a no no... I'm not trying to force if you don't wanna follow me, or vise versa then move on. - htoutlaws2012

I actually got a message that said in all caps “FOLLOW ME NOW! ” So I blocked them.

The Contenders

11 Remixing Lists and Nothing Else

I do this, and I'm highly respected by the work I gain followers surprisingly enough as I'm doing remixes. If anything this is the time for remixes to really start booming again. - htoutlaws2012

Who even looks at remixes unless it's a toptenner related list? - DapperPickle

12 Faking a Tragic Backstory for Sympathy
13 Being Desperate for Attention

This involves 7,2 and 1 but at the same time. It’s really annoying

14 Act Like Someone You're Not

Three words: Just be yourself. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

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